Interview with Vuk Cosic, part l: Small and big thingz on the internet and society…

November 30, 2008

To make an intro for Vuk Cosic is simply not an easy task for several reasons; it’s hard to make something original, because as a speaker at conferences, or a leisure talk conversation companion, he is always very intriguing and rarely in bad mood…

Second, I always get the impression that he has thousands small Vuks somewhere hidden in his head, calculating and creating some new ideas…

Third… OK, I give up, and I’m gonna make you a bit of classique intro…

Vuk Cosic has been ‘accused’ as the main suspect for creating in the mid 90’s a new form of art called the net.art. He is the one responsible for recognizing the potential and aesthetic aspect of the code by using ASCII programming in order to create an art piece based on computer generated calculations. Jointly with his digital ‘neighborhood’ gang that included Olia Lialina, Jodi.org, Alexei Shulgin and Heath Bunting, he moved the concept of 0’s and 1’s into more philosophical and socially oriented fields.

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